We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Louis Vuitton, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the brand and the man behind it that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: Louis Vuitton Bags Are Immune to the Elements
Most elements, anyway. They have been constructed to be both waterproof and fireproof, which partially explains their hefty price tag.
Number Seven: There Are Never any LV Discounts
This is unfortunate but true. No Louis Vuitton merchandise is ever placed on sale. However, that’s not to say that the prices are the same everywhere.
Number Six: Leftover Merchandise Is Destroyed
To maintain their status as one of the world’s most exclusive brands, LV destroys all leftover merchandise at the end of the year. The merchandise is either shredded or burnt – the fireproof bags must be shredded.
Number Five: Every Bag Takes an Entire Week to Make
Again, another reason for the price tag. Since they are genuinely handmade, every bag requires approximately one week to construct to perfection.
Number Four: The Bags Are Less Expensive in France
LV bags are nearly twice as expensive in China as they are in France. So if you’re ever in France and spot a horde of Chinese tourists buying a bunch of Louis Vuitton bags, now you know why!
Number Three: The Chewy Vuitton Debacle
Known as the “Chewy Vuitton” case, LV sued Hate Diggity-Dog, a brand of dog toys, for alleged trademark infringement. However, Vuitton didn’t win the lawsuit.
Number Two: The Bags Go Through Hell and High Water Before Hitting the Stores
And we mean that quite literally. Every single bag is dropped from a distance of half a meter and with 3.5 kg of weight in it for four days before it can be sent off for sale. The bags are also subjected to ultraviolet light (to ensure it won’t fade) and the zippers are zipped and unzipped 5,000 times to make sure they’re user-friendly.
Number One: The Brand Made the Only Non-Chanel Bag That Coco Ever Carried
Coco Chanel was notorious for only carrying Chanel bags – except for one. The one bag she carried that wasn’t part of the Chanel brand was Vuitton’s Alma bag. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Louis Vuitton!